What Val Kilmer and Cher’s relationship really looked like behind the cameras
It is a well-known fact that the legendary performer Dear Hollywood icon once dated Val Kilmer. But while red carpet photos of the two may have been all over the 1980s, it’s only now that we get a glimpse of what their relationship actually looked like.
In a recent issue of People, the 75-year-old “I Got You Babe” performer exposed all their time together after splitting from her two husbands – Gregg Allman and Sonny bono – and before the 61-year-old man Top Gun the star then married his ex-wife, Joanne whalley.
Ultimately, Cher and Val were introduced to Cher’s birthday party – and from there, a romantic relationship blossomed. “We became friends because we kept laughing about the same things. He was sleeping and it was just a friendship. [at first.] It took a long time. Well I guess it’s not really long, ”she shared in the magazine.
In the article, Cher also touched on their 14-year age gap. “He was so young. Is he 22? What was I? I don’t know. Thirty-something. It was a bigger deal back then,” she recalls. . “The truth is, if I hadn’t dated younger men, I would never have dated. Younger men weren’t intimidated by older women. But men. older than my age range didn’t have it. “
Cher went on to explain how good Val was with her children, Chaz bono and Elijah Blue Allman, and how one New Years Eve they stayed, he bought a bunch of art supplies and spent the whole evening creating art with the family.
“We had amazing times, and then we put up with times when they weren’t [that way] because we were both Alpha males. We were both individuals and neither of us was going to give up on that, ”she explained.
Cher even spoke of Val sick, a year after Val himself opened up in his memories. I am your blueberry to stay in Cher’s guesthouse as her health declined. The actor was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015, a journey he details in his new Amazon Prime Video documentary, Val. He is now cancer free.
“He was at my house most of the time, he was sick. He was brave all the time. I saw how sick he was. One time when the paramedics showed up after he was so sick and ‘he was coughing up blood, he looked at me and I looked at him and we both knew what we were thinking, “she recalls. “Because these guys are so handsome. When one of those paramedics comes to your house, you just know you’re going to see someone who’s really cute.”
As for her documentary, Cher couldn’t have had better things to say about the film and Val’s efforts on it.
“He’s so creative as a person I know and how brave he was to do it the way he did,” she exclaimed. “He’s an artist. He can also be a kid but you forgive him. You forgive him everything. Even when I was angry it was always a joy. If he called out, no matter where I was, I would go. “
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